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Egophony - e | Lessons with Audio and Video | #137

Egophony is a distinct sound often likened to the bleating of goats. It can be identified by asking patients to repeatedly say "Eeee" and listening attentively for higher intensity over abnormal lung areas. In comparison, healthy regions typically produce clear pronunciation with no particular nasal tone, as demonstrated on the Egophony - a lesson.

Auscultation Sounds

auscultation sound from lesson

Patient Recording

patient heart or lung sound
Egophony - e

Patient Recording - Half Speed

patient heart or lung sound
Egophony - e


Patient position
The patient's position should be sitting.

Listening Tips

Features:Ask patient to say "eeeeeee". Auscultate the lungs. Over healthy lung areas, the sound is understandable as an "e".

Waveform (Phonocardiogram)

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